Mayor of London’s top economist comes to LSBU to outline future for China and the UK
19 March 2015
Leading international economist and
chief economic advisor to Boris Johnson, Dr Gerard Lyons, will outline his
predictions for the future business relationship between the UK and China at a
special event hosted by London South Bank University (LSBU).
Dr Lyons – who was recently appointed
to the position of senior advisor at financial services consultancy Parker
Fitzgerald – will give his take on the changing global economy and explain why the
UK is better off than many believe.
He predicts that in the next twenty
years the world economy will enjoy one of its strongest periods of growth ever,
and the strategy the UK must adopt as the balance of power shifts to China and
Before joining the mayor, Lyons spent
12 years at Standard Chartered, where he headed up the Global Research
department. He has also held directorships and chief economist roles at DKB
International and Swiss Bank Corporation, and is a regular speaker at the World
Economic Forum at Davos and the International Monetary Fund's annual meeting.
The event will be hosted by LSBU's Confucius
Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine, which promotes understanding of
Chinese language and culture.
Deputy Director of the Confucius
Institute Ms Yannan Yu said: "With the UK and China forging new economic and
cultural links we are delighted to welcome such an eminent speaker as Dr Lyons.
For him to share his unique insight on the changing global economic order is a
tremendous opportunity for our staff and students."